It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Black Women’s History Month! April will be jam packed with features of some awesome Black women you may not know about. In this special minisode, Kat responds to listener’s comments on whether Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was transphobic in a recent interview. We also feature Black Trans activist Marsha P. Johnson.
In the opening segment, Mesha processes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comments on trans women.
We then bring back an old segment On the Mind, Out of the Hat where we answer random questions and learn that we can’t put boundaries on Mesha’s boat. We finish with part 6 of Opt Out of White Feminism, Homeplace.
Are you a horse or a buffy? Mesha explains why she is hitching a wagon in this month’s edition of slay or nay.
Mesha gets personal and reflects on a recent encounter with street harassment and threats of violence. How does pacifism and self preservation interact?
Opt out of White Feminism: Part 5 Womanism. Kat and Mesha discuss their connection and love for the concept of womanism while Kat basks in the queendom of Alice Walker.
Kat quizzes Mesha on some odd and unbelievable facts about Donald Trump in a game called “Two Truths and an Alternative Fact.” Later they discuss some of the challenges in identifying as agnostic in the black community. Lastly they explain the concept of Multiple Jeopardy in part 4 of Opt Out of White Feminism.
Slay or Nay:
Mesha and Katherine give updates on their New Year goals.
Bisexuality, Biphobia and Bi Erasure:
Katherine declares #BlackGaySlay another Black History Month miracle.
Does Biphobia come from both ends of the Kinsey scale?
The differences between bisexuality and queerness.
Mesha explores the concept of heteronormativity within the Gay community.
How do bisexual people find safe spaces when often excluded from the LGBT community?
Does being in an opposite sex relationship delegitimize queerness?
Part 3 out of 6: Opt Out of White Feminism
This week in Presidential transition:
Michelle’s epic side eye
Will Trump ban Black History Month?
Main Segment: Finding Space in Political/Social Movements
Read Lakeshia Robinson’s story
Where do we fall in this movement?
Opting out of White Feminism:
Concept two out of six: Intersectionality
As the classic song from The Wiz declares: “You can’t win, you can’t break even and you can’t get out of the game.” Kat and Mesha discuss how this sentiment impacts women throughout their lives. They also express all their feels about Obama’s farewell address and introduce Slay or Nay.
The holidays are finally over and this trash fire of a year has come to a close. With optimism for 2017, Kat and Mesha talk about their New Year goals.
Kat and Mesha introduce a new segment called “Why you mad” where we discuss the ridiculous things people feel extra pressed about such as Black Santa. They later go on to question hyper-masculinity and its obvious flaws. They finish with the first part of a six part series “Opting Out of White Feminism.
As Mesha’s mom always says “You can be a bitch if you want to, you can cut a bitch if you need to.” Kat and Mesha explore morality and if forgiveness should be given freely and without question. Far to often, those who are disenfranchised are expected to take the high road during times of conflict but Kat and Mesha think that just because they go low, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go high. They also discuss Trump’s latest appointees in This Week in Politics